Listen again to the great Ralph McLean chatting to Hub founder Rob Ellen on BBC Radio Ulster about his quest to encourage concerts in peoples own homes, when the Medicine Show toured Ireland this year with Chuck Hawthorne and Libby Koch (featuring interview and session with them too) 35 minutes into the show.(click picture)
Our featured artist for February David Starr has announced his UK tour which is organised in conjunction with FSR and The Euro House Concert Hub
David Starr is an Americana singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist living in Cedaredge, Colorado. His music has roots in Arkansas blues, country rock and classic rock. With an emphasis on insightful songwriting and strong vocal performance, David’s influences range from the ‘70’s Southern California country rock to blues to pop.
David and The European House Concert Hub have been working together to bring him to the UK for his second visit (he opened for Tia McGraff last year). He has one or two dates open Click here to book!
With Arkansas roots and Colorado wings, David Starr has been making music since the age of 10. He is an Americana singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer with hundreds of live shows and five solo CD’s under his belt.
His latest CD, Love And Sabotage, is a 15-song collection that features original compositions, co-writer collaborations and two covers. The new release also showcases Starr’s many influences ranging from Southern California country rock to Delta blues to folk. The songs were recorded in several studios with the help of session veterans from Nashville, Denver and Aspen.
Starr has shared the stage with such artists as John Oates (Hall & Oates, pictured right with David), Richie Furay (Buffalo Springfield, Poco),
Kenny Edwards (Linda Ronstadt, Karla Bonoff), John McEuen (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) and numerous others. He has opened for Survivor, Clint Black, Travis Tritt, Restless Heart and The Guess Who. He also has an upcoming 2016 date as opening act for the Marshall Tucker Band.
To make Love And Sabotage even more special, Starr is joined on the disc by Oates, Furay and the legendary Steve Cropper (Booker T. and the MG’s, The Blues Brothers). Songwriter and harmonica wizard Dana Cooper also contributes both as player and co-writer.
The title cut has been on the UK Hotdisc Top 40 chart for several weeks as of this writing, with three weeks at #2! When he isn't spreading the gospel of music though his retail music store in Cedaredge, Colorado, Starr tours in Colorado, Arkansas, Tennessee, Wyoming, Utah, Montana, Hawaii, California, Texas, West Virginia, Canada and the United Kingdom playing house concerts, festivals and live shows in a variety of venues.
David Starr | 2016 UK Love And Sabotage Tour
May 20 The Lantern Theater, Liverpool, England L10AJ
Ins support of Robert Vincent TBD
May 21 House Concert, Staffordshire, England ST180SE £10
May 22 The Old Moseley Arms, Birmingham, England B12 9QU Fr
with Brett Huckfield Free
May 23 The Bedford, London, England SW12 9HD Free show
May 24 Private Concert, Himley Hall, Dudley, England DY3 4LD
May 26 Sweeney’s on the Park, Glasgow, Scotland G41 2ET Free
May 27 WASPS Arts Center, Nairn, Scotland G1 5HZ £8
May 28 Crystal House, Strathpeffer, Scotland IV14 9AW
May 29 Joules Yard, Market Harborough, England LE16 7AF £5
"David Starr is an inspired song-writing craftsman with a vocal flare that sits easy in an easy chair or could equally fills the biggest halls or even the best Festival stages I suspect" Rob Ellen The Medicine Show, UK.
“David Starr and guest, Ben Harris, recently performed a house concert at my place (aka "Cove" concerts in Northwest Arkansas). David's voice is mesmerizing and his range of songs took a most appreciative audience from tears to laughter -- a true gift of the ultimate songwriter. Between David and Ben, the musicianship was astounding!” Lori Holyfield, Cove House Concerts, USA
"Impressive sound together with moving, honest lyrics make David Starr's show a must see"
Margaret Connell, The Lantern Theatre, Liverpool UK
David Starr Online
Another really nice review of "The Head And Heart" from the good folks at Roughstock!
David Starr - The Head And Heart (Cedaredge Music)
Working with his longtime friend John Oates in the producer’s chair, noted singer/songwriter David Starr returns with a Nashville made six song EP that definitely falls under “the all killer, no filler” filter.…
Posted on May 4, 2017 at 15:52
Thanks to the folks at Skopemag.com for their kind words on my latest CD!
Posted on May 4, 2017 at 15:48
"The Head And Heart" 2017 UK Tour
It's time for me to take to the skies and roadways for my annual UK tour. This year's tour will be in support of my new six-song EP The Head And Heart, produced by John Oates.
The release is being met with positive reviews and fan response. See the link…Continue
Posted on May 3, 2017 at 20:08
I was honored earlier this week to be awarded the Hot Disc award for Most Successful International Artist of 2016! This award was given as a result of feedback from UK and EU DJ's and radio programmers throughout the year.
My "Love and Sabotage" album was played by many DJ's in the UK, Europe and the States and I am very grateful to all those fine folks for the support. The CD features John Oates (Hall & Oates), Steve Cropper (Booker T & the MG's, Otis…Continue
Posted on January 4, 2017 at 13:00